Inject Disinfectant – Coronavirus press briefing – Thursday 23 April 2020 – The White House.
President Trump: “I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute. And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning? Because you see it gets inside the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.”
Reckitt Benckiser, maker of Lysol, pleads with people to not inject, ingest, or take Lysol products internally in any way.
Improper use of Disinfectants
Reckitt Benckiser has the following statement on their website:
Due to recent speculation and social media activity, RB (the makers of Lysol and Dettol) has been asked whether internal administration of disinfectants may be appropriate for investigation or use as a treatment for coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).
As a global leader in health and hygiene products, we must be clear that under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body (through injection, ingestion, or any other route). As with all products, our disinfectant and hygiene products should only be used as intended and in line with usage guidelines. Please read the label and safety information.
We have a responsibility in providing consumers with access to accurate, up-to-date information as advised by leading public health experts. For this and other myth-busting facts, please visit Covid-19facts.com.
Inject Disinfectant Was Just Sarcasm
It Was Sarcasm – Bill Signing – Friday 24 April 2020 – The White House
President Trump: “I was asking a question sarcastically to reporters like you just to see what would happen.”
The American Cleaning Institute is very clear about the possibility of taking disinfectants internally.
Disinfectants are meant to kill germs or viruses on hard surfaces. Under no circumstances should they ever be used on one’s skin, ingested or injected internally.
Always store products used for cleaning and disinfecting up and out of reach of children.
If you still have questions about a product’s specific effectiveness, check out the product or company website, which can provide additional information.
Moral: Don’t believe everything you hear.